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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58799
Last updated: 18 February 2021
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Date:09-OCT-1971
Time:c. 15.00
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter FGA9
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: XG156
C/n / msn: 41H-680033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn North Front. -   Gibraltar
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Destination airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Narrative:
I was on detachment from RAF Chivenor and I believe as already mentioned the pilot decided to bring the aircraft back to base with one leg retracted. The aircraft hit a concrete bollard at the end of the runway at Gib which hit the underside of the aircraft firing the seat. The pilot was already unstrapped to leave the aircraft. It was a single seater with no student as in the T7.
Choosing to bring the plane in, due his dislike of ditching (Having done it once before in Hong Kong harbour). The stated cause of death was severe head injuries due to impact with the seawall after ejection. His funeral was held in The UK, close to his home base at RAF Chivenor. I do have a photo of him, taken immediately before he took off. Shaking hands with some minister, that is not identified. Last one taken of him alive. I am always interested to hear more about this from anyone with information

Wreckage of XG156 was ultimately scrapped at Gibraltar sometime after November 1974

Hello, This is the first information I've ever had on this crash and I was just wondering if you could tell me more? My father Don Marshall, was the pilot and I know very little about it ( I was 8 at the time) Thanks so much and hope to hear from you and would love to see the photo mentioned above. Gilly

Sources:

Eye Witness report
http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1278333/
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm#oct
www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2009 10:39 Mike Added
04-Apr-2010 10:23 DON Updated [Registration, Narrative]
25-Mar-2012 00:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2013 04:18 davidstathan Updated [Narrative]
19-Jun-2013 01:35 dogplod Updated [Embed code]
29-Jun-2014 17:31 paul63mod Updated [Embed code]
30-Jun-2014 18:33 paul63mod Updated [Embed code]
26-Oct-2014 07:44 harro Updated [Location]
26-Oct-2014 07:45 harro Updated [Narrative]
19-Dec-2016 18:40 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
25-Mar-2018 07:24 ColinH Updated [Departure airport]
04-Dec-2018 09:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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